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Black-box results show success

It's an on-stage-off-stage winter in Portland Stage Company's Studio Theater.
Test flights
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 22, 2013

Portland Stage Company looks back — and forward — at working America

In 1919, a New York switchboard room of the American Bell Telephone Company is vertiginously perched between eras: The three women working the switchboards are soon to be replaced by automation, big business is getting bigger, gender and ethnicity are fl
Changing times
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 26, 2011

Review: Dramatic Repertory Company ponders deep subjects in Blue/Orange

The set is black and white — dark modern chairs and table against a pale grid of a screen, like a vertical drop-ceiling.
Inside the shrinks
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 11, 2011

Review: Jewish wit pervades Acorn's latest production

Around this time of year, the vast majority of holiday entertainment — Nutcrackers both Victorian and burlesque; innumerable A Christmas Carols ; even the rogue Sedaris debauchery of The Santaland Diaries — is some sort of riff on a holiday that's a
Wry humor
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 10, 2010

American Irish Repertory Ensemble stage The Seafarer at the Studio Theater

In theater news, the American Irish Repertory Ensemble opens The Seafarer this evening, a wickedly dark comedy about a reformed Dubliner, a vulgar card game,...
By webteam  |  October 27, 2010

Mad Horse's "Heartbreak Help" at the Studio Theater

With each new Mad Horse play comes a new installment in their adventurous Dark Night Series, Monday-Wednesday performances of shorter and/or lesser-known works you'd be...
By webteam  |  June 02, 2010

Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart" at the Studio Theater

Set over the course of four years during the onset of the AIDS epidemic in New York City, Larry Kramer's play The Normal Heart begins...
By webteam  |  June 02, 2010

Local love

For nearly a decade, Acorn Productions has been staging world-premiere works of playwrights who live right here among us.
Acorn keeps the spotlight on Maine playwrights
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 11, 2009

Dark Night Series: The Cryptogram

The Mad Horse delights continue through the week, as the popular Dark Night Series returns with Monday-Wednesday shows this week and next. The play, by...
By webteam  |  October 07, 2009

The Dresser at Studio Theater

The Mad Horse Theatre, opens its new season this weekend with Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser, a play-within-a-play about a performance of King Lear during blitzkrieg...
By webteam  |  October 07, 2009

Dueling morals

A battle of pedagogies is raging at an English grammar school for teenage boys.
Mad Horse's masterful The History Boys
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 01, 2009